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The Once and Future King 50th Anniversary Edition

The Once and Future King 50th Anniversary Edition

I read The Once and Future King in college and fell in love with the story and T.H. White’s writing. The timing coincided with the 50th anniversary of the book’s first publication and warranted an homage. Along with the painting that became the the book’s cover I also created four stained glass style cameos to start each of the volumes within the novel. I had been very certain I wanted the layout and design of the book to be clean and modern, and to avoid the yellowed or antique look so often associated with”literary classics.”

 

Before the final battle Chapter 1, The Sword in the Stone The Once and Future King Poster Morgause window